E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


José Antonio Ocampo

Professor and Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration, SIPA at Columbia University

PhD in Economics, Yale University. Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs and Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University; Chair of the Committee for Development Policy, United Nations Economic and Social Council. Former: United Nations Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs; Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Colombian Minister of Finance and Public Credit; Chairman of the Board, Banco del República (Colombia); Colombian Minister of Planning; Colombian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Executive Director, FEDESARROLLO. Has published extensively on macroeconomic theory and policy, international financial issues, economic and social development, international trade, and Colombian and Latin American economic history.